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readopt Line breaks: re|adopt
Pronunciation: /riːəˈdɒpt/

Definition of readopt in English:


[with object]
1Adopt (a physical position) again: the dog has readopted a sitting posture
More example sentences
  • I stumbled backwards a step then readopted my basketball blocking stance.
  • After allowing the patient to re-adopt the neutral position, repeat two or three times, increasing the applied force slightly each time.
  • Occasionally, scorpions would lift their pedipalps and pectines, reorient by moving forward or pivoting, then re-adopt the alert stance.
1.1Start to follow (a principle or course of action) again: the new government readopted many of the methods of the old regime
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  • The British High Commission had a sharp increase in inquiries yesterday from whites seeking to readopt British citizenship following the violence.
  • In 1959 the original title was readopted, under which it continues to appear.
  • After reunification, the parliament decided to readopt Berlin as Germany's capital.


Example sentences
  • Its readoption is in no way a foregone conclusion.
  • Eventually some of them would be used as sites for cathedrals and monasteries, but this seems to be more a matter of readoption than of any genuine continuity.
  • Also remaining to be achieved is the readoption by the college of policies on academic freedom, tenure, and due process that are in essential conformity with Association-supported standards.
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